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A Daily Dose November 30, 2011


Men who don't understand women fall into two groups: those that are married and those that are not.

1 Peter 3:7

Likewise, you husbands should live with your wives in understanding, showing honor to the weaker female sex, since we are joint heirs of the gift of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

 

A Daily Dose November 29, 2011


Remember that God did not finish making us once, long ago. Rather, remember that God continues to make us and has hopes for us. He desires that we keep growing in love until we love as completely as He does.

Adapted from Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, silentisnsight.com

Psalm 130

A song of ascents. Out of the depths I call to you, LORD; Lord, hear my cry!

May your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, LORD, mark our sins, Lord, who can stand?

But with you is forgiveness and so you are revered. I wait with longing for the LORD, my soul waits for his word. My soul looks for the Lord more than sentinels for daybreak.

More than sentinels for daybreak, let Israel look for the LORD, For with the LORD is kindness, with him is full redemption, And God will redeem Israel from all their sins.

 

A Daily Dose November 28, 2011


Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves unreservedly to Him and if they were to allow His grace to mold them accordingly.

St. Ignatius of Loyola

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them, for it is the LORD, your God, who marches with you; he will never fail you or forsake you.

 

A Daily Dose November 27, 2011


I wish I could lose myself and never find myself except in God!

St. John Vianney

Mark 13:36-37

May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!

 

A Daily Dose November 26, 2011


Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, not even if your whole world seems upset. If you find that you have wandered away from the shelter of God, lead your heart back to Him quietly and simply. St. Francis de Sales

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.

 

A Daily Dose November 25, 2011


Unless we rely on God's power within us, we will yield to the pressures around us.

Luke 21:29-31

He taught them a lesson. “Consider the fig tree and all the other trees.When their buds burst open, you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near; in the same way, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.

 

A Daily Dose November 24, 2011


In order to hear the voice of God, one has to have silence in one's soul and to keep silent; not a gloomy silence, but an interior silence; that is to say, recollection in God. One can speak a great deal without breaking silence and, on the contrary, one can speak little and be constantly breaking silence.St. Faustina

Psalm 50:14

Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High.

 

A Daily Dose November 23, 2011


Let us preach you, Dear Jesus, without preaching....not by words but by our example. Blessed Mother Teresa

2 Corinthians 13:5-6

Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless, of course, you fail the test.I hope you will discover that we have not failed.

 

A Daily Dose November 22, 2011


A man whose friendship has helped me greatly wrote this grace before meals:

Lord, we thank you for the food we have and the friends we have. We ask you to bless and console those that have neither. Amen. Mustard Seeds

John 15:14

You are my friends if you keep on doing the things I have commanded you to do.

 

A Daily Dose November 21, 2011


Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence. St. Francis de Sales

Luke 1:42

...and she exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!

 

A Daily Dose November 20, 2011


Wishing will never be a substitute for prayer. Ed Cole

Equally, there is no substitute for faith…

Psalm 91:1-4

You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shade of the Almighty. Say to the LORD, “My refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust.”

He will rescue you from the fowler’s snare, from the destroying plague, He will shelter you with his pinions, and under his wings you may take refuge; His faithfulness is a protecting shield

 

A Daily Dose November 19, 2011


By the simple fact that we fall, we gain knowledge of what God's love means. Julian of Norwich

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be firm, steadfast, always fully devoted to the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

 

A Daily Dose November 18, 2011


Christ has made my soul beautiful with the jewels of grace and virtue. I belong to Him Whom the Angels serve. St. Agnes

Exodus 23:20
See, I am sending an angel before you, to guard you on the way and bring you to the place I have prepared.

 

A Daily Dose November 17, 2011


Evil thoughts are turned from us, when we sing psalms to Thee, O heavenly and holy Father; beholding the great light which Thou hast given to us, Jesus Christ, who was born of the Holy Virgin and wrought by means of His Godhead wonders; but for our sake accepted sufferings by means of His flesh. St. Gregory Thaumaturgus

John 1:14

And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth

 

A Daily Dose November 16, 2011


Now don’t hang on

Nothing last forever but the earth and sky

It slips away all your money won’t another minute buy

Dust in the wind-all we are is dust in the wind

Kansas

James 4:13

Come now, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we shall go into such and such a town, spend a year there doing business, and make a profit'-- you have no idea what your life will be like tomorrow. You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears.

 

A Daily Dose November 15, 2011


If it is true that the Holy Spirit is peace of soul. . .and if anger is disturbance of the heart . . . then there is no greater obstacle to the presence of the Spirit in us than anger. John Climacus

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Do not let anger upset your spirit, for anger lodges in the bosom of a fool.

 

A Daily Dose November 14, 2011


God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world. C.S. Lewis

Psalm 142:3

When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watch over my way. In the path where I walk people have hidden a snare for me.

 

A Daily Dose November 13, 2011


If indeed we love the good God as we should, it would be a lot easier for us to put into practice the Christian virtues of patience and charity...for we can't love God without loving our neighbor. St. Andre Bessette

Luke 10:27

He said in reply, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

 

A Daily Dose November 12, 2011


I live in the spirit of prayer. I pray as I walk about, when I lie down and when I rise up. And the answers are always coming. Thousands and tens of thousands of times have my prayers been answered. George Mueller

Proverbs 20:24

Our steps are from the LORD; how, then, can mortals understand their way?

 

A Daily Dose November 11, 2011


As food is necessary for the body, prayer is necessary for the soul. Mahatma Gandhi

James 1:5-6

But if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it. But he should ask in faith, not doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed about by the wind.

 

 

A Daily Dose November 10, 2011


In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on. Robert Frost

Here are three more words, Mr. Frost.

John 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

 

A Daily Dose November 9, 2011


I do not understand the mystery of grace—only that it meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us.

Anne Lamott

Hebrews 4:16

So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.

 

A Daily Dose November 8, 2011


Be loyal to the Lord, accept his will.St. Peter Ou

Psalm 40:8

I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.

 

A Daily Dose November 7, 2011


Lord, today may I lead by your example.

Jesus didn't even ask his disciples not to abandon him--he proved to them they couldn't. Hugh Prather

John 6:67-68

Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?” Simon Peter answered him, "Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life."

 

A Daily Dose November 6, 2011


So many people use unanswered prayers as a reason for not believing in God. Anthony DeStefano

Isaiah 45:5

I am the LORD, there is no other, there is no God besides me.

 

A Daily Dose November 5, 2011


In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration and teach it to the faithful. It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering. Pope Benedict XVI

John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

 

A Daily Dose November 4, 2011


When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now. C.S. Lewis

1 John 4:7

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

 

A Daily Dose November 3, 2011


For the wisdom to know what to ask of our Lord, we pray.

Direction is more important than speed. We are so busy looking at our speedometers that we forget the milestone.

1 Chronicles 4:10

Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, 'Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm.' And God granted his request.

 

A Daily Dose November 2, 2011


Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people. Mother Teresa

Matthew 22:37-39

Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'

 

A Daily Dose November 1, 2011


For the saints among us, and for those of us striving to be among them, we pray

Saints, broadly speaking, are those who follow Jesus Christ and live their lives according to his teaching. Catholics, however, also use the term narrowly to refer to especially holy men and women who, through extraordinary lives of virtue, have already entered Heaven. Introduction to All Saints Day, about.com

Triumph of the Elect

Revelation 7:9

After this I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches in their hands.

 

 
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